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Seven Local Athletes Medal at AAU Junior Olympics


Seven Local Athletes Medal at AAU Junior Olympics

Thousands of the nation’s top young athletes participated in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games last week at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa. Among them were 13 Texas Stallions Track Club athletes from the from Spring, Klein, Tomball, and The Woodlands area. Seven of which stood on the awards podium at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Gavin Story, a multi-event athlete for the Stallions and mid-distance runner for Klein Collins High School placed 6th in the 15-16 year decathlon.

Lavoxkeia Carnes a Schindewolf Intermediate student placed 6th in the 13 year girls Triple Jump with a jump of 30-02.50.

Abena Ofori a Klein Oak Senior placed 7th in the 17-18 years girls High Jump with a height of 5’4”.

The Texas Stallions 11-12 years Boys 4 x 800 Relay Team consisting of Elijah Wright (Hildebrandt Intermediate), Dectrick Edwards (Bailey Middle), Ethan Houlston (Cox Intermediate), and Jonathan Carnes (Kreinhop Elementary) also placed 8th with a season’s best time of 10:48.18.

Also finishing in the top 20 is Elijah Wright, 11th in 12 Year Boys High Jump, Camren Petersen of Coulson Tough K-6 16th 10 Year Boys High Jump, and Ethan Houlston, 20th in 11 Year Boys 3000 meter run.

Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Texas Stallions Track Club, Inc. mission is to develop youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area through our guiding principles of Dedication, Determination, and Discipline. We are a year-round youth athletics organization offering cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field training and competition. Cross Country registration is now open at For more information on the Texas Stallions Track Club visit us online at, email: or call (832) 415-0568.


Photo Captions:

IMGP0947: Abena Ofori in 17-18 year high jump, Photo Courtesy of Lavoxkeia Carnes

Gavin PV: Gavin Story in Decathlon Pole Vault, Photo Courtesy of AAU Jr Olympic Games

IMGP1044: Lavoxkeia Carnes jumps in Triple Jump, Photo Courtesy of Lavoxkeia Carnes

IMGP1031: 11-12 year boys 4 x 800 relay – Elijah Wright, Dectrick Edwards, Jonathan Carnes, and Ethan Houlston (Left to Right)